We get up close and personal with Francois van Coke about growing up and his brand new solo album

We had a delicious chat with the yummy cast of French Toast! See what Lika Berning and Thierry Ballarin had to say!

Adventurer Bear Grylls coming to SA

2012-02-02 13:07
 
Cape Town – Bear Grylls, The Discovery Channel's intrepid eat-anything, slide-down-everything, try-and-survive-anywhere star is coming to South Africa.

He will be in Gauteng on Friday February 10 to inspire fans with some of his real-life experiences and share some of his worldwide adventures.

South Africans will likely flock to hear the adventurer of the highly popular Ultimate Survival show on The Discovery Channel talk about his life.

Grylls will be here for only one day on his way to Zimbabwe to film an episode.

The popular British explorer-adventurer is set to dazzle with stories of close encounters at two separate events - a corporate function at Emperors Palace and a family evening at St Alban's College in Pretoria billed as "One Wild Night – Legendary Ultimate Survivor: Bear Grylls".

The most popular personality on The Discovery Channel is a big hit with both South African adults and children. Rudi Bryson, organiser of Bear Grylls' one-day visit, confirmed to Channel24 that the star is definitely here next Friday and said it was very hard to get him.

"It was very hard. We've worked on it for a year now. With Bear Grylls' time restraints it was simply not possible for him to visit South Africa last year. Then he called and said he's going to Zimbabwe to do some filming and do we still want to have him and I said yes, absolutely.

"Bear is going to do a motivational talk at the corporate lunch. He will talk about his many experiences and all about his remarkable life for about 40 to 50 minutes and then there will be a question and answer session.

Then for the family event later that evening at St Alban's College it will be basically the same and he'll sign autographs."

Bryson said the reaction to Grylls' visit so far has been phenomenal.

"The corporate lunch is selling very quickly, there are still a few spaces left. I think people know that this is an exclusive and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet a real-life hero. Also for kids, for any kid, he's a great role model."
 
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

James May has admitted he thinks it's "virtually impossible" for someone to do a good job of replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear. Read More »

The actor - who along with his twin brother Sullivan, played Geoffrey and Michael Barone, on the hit TV show - is reported to have taken his own life by shooting himself. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.